The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120801   Message #2631075
Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-May-09 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Have you seen this! Amazing music.
Subject: RE: Have you seen this! Amazing music.
There's a similar instrument that the Hmong around here play, called in their language, the qeej. (Don't ask me how to pronounce that. The Hmong alphabet uses some Roman letters to represent sounds that don't exist in English.)

I just learned that the Chinese name for it is lusheng, and that's how Wikipedia lists it.

They usually go through some dance-like movements while they play it.

Here's the most interesting video I've found of it. It starts with a song, and later the singer begins to play the qeej.

I don't know of anyone playing western music on it though.